Rangelands West

The Rangelands West collection includes articles, websites, reports, and multimedia resources focused on issues relevant to the Western U.S.  Also included are resources emanating from the 19 land-grant universitires that are members of the Rangelands Partnership and made available throught their respective state Rangelands websites. 

Contact
University of Arizona
Address: 
The Rangelands Partnership
1140 E South Campus Dr
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Total Entries in Collection: 
3502

Records in Collection

Published: 2018
The Art of Range podcast provides education through conversation with some of the brightest minds in rangeland management. We interview researchers, ranchers, and resource professionals to bring you extended discussion on topics that are of interest...
Published: 2016
In Arizona, invasive and noxious plants have a significant impact on native vegetation and ecosystem health. Because invasive plants are competitive against native plants, once invasive plants become established, they can completely replace the...
Published: 2017
This study looks at the cost and return estimates for typical cow/calf operations in each of the five ranching regions of Arizona.
Published: 2017
The redeveloped DroughtView is a web-based decision-support tool that combines satellite-derived measures of surface greenness with additional geospatial data so that users can visualize and evaluate vegetation dynamics across space and over time.
Published: 2017
Knowing how much and when precipitation fell in your pasture, allotment or land management unit is a key variable for sound decision making and requires collecting precipitation data directly at that site. Overall, this “best practices” guide will...
Published: 2015
To connect users with climate change science related to forest planning needs. Users can filter a database of scientific evidence that identifies possible effects of climate change on forest ecosystems (along with agriculture, rangeland, and...
Published: 2018
Ecological sites are a conceptual landscape classification system used to interpret potential across the landscape. The fundamental assumption of ecological sites is that landscapes can be grouped with sufficient precision to increase the...
The grassland ecosystems we see today have an extensive history of human activity and disturbance. In response to these alterations, many native U.S. grasslands and grassland species are in decline and climate change is expected to add to or...
Published: 2016
The Southwest is considered to be one of the most “climate-challenged” landscapes in the United States (Garfin et al. 2013) and the Colorado Plateau will not be exempt from the impacts of a changing climate. Through the 21st century, the Colorado...
Published: 2018
A Purdue University researcher led development of a free, web-based application that will allow those using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to easily log their flight-related data.
Development of the Drought Calculator (DC) has been a collaborative process involving USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins, Colorado, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center....
Published: 2018
The Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) was included in the 1973 Endangered Species Act listing of the gray wolf (C. lupus), but then listed separately as a subspecies in 2015. Early accounts of its range included the Sierra Madre Occidental of...
Published: 2018
The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) was historically distributed throughout the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Extensive predator removal campaigns during the early 20th century, however, resulted in its eventual extirpation...
Examples of federal environmental laws.
Published: 2018
Life on the Range is an educational project that showcases stories about the ever-changing landscape of ranching, multiple-use management, entrepreneurial spirit, family and stewardship on Idaho’s rangelands.
Published: 2018
Although stocking rate is often described as the most important decision livestock managers make, most environmental concerns associated with cattle ranching in the western U.S. result from undesirable grazing distribution patterns, especially on...
Published: 2018
This Guide is one output of a long-term project organized by researchers from the University of Arizona which intended to address drought concerns for livestock grazing in the Southwestern United States. It addresses drought concerns and policy...
Published: 2018
A story map about ranch management for cows and quail in Texas.
Published: 2018
Fire safety in the wildland-urban interface including your hoe and landscape.
Published: 2013
This is a summary report from a workshop held at the Santa Rita Experiment Range on February 27-28, 2013.
Published: 2018
Cultivating Climate Resilience on Farms and Ranches describes the changing regional weather patterns throughout the United States and the risks that these changes present to crop and livestock production. The 28-page publication also outlines how to...
Published: 2018
Dr. Mike Crimmins discusses the current state of drought in Southeast Arizona and where the region is headed. He examines trends in rainfall within the region. WSARE Brush Management Workshop 1, January 22, 2018.
Published: 2018
Amy Ganguli details the changing nature of grassland vegetation within New Mexico and the Mexican state of Chihuahua. She provides information on how grasslands can be restored and other treatment options and tools that are available. WSARE Brush...
Published: 2018
Dan Robinett discusses the various kinds of vegetation that thrive in Southeastern Arizona. Dan also talks about the effects of mesquite encroachment within the region that alter vegetation cover. WSARE Brush Management Workshop 1, January 22, 2018.
Published: 2018
Dr. Mitch McClaran and Elise Gornish discuss the Santa Rita's history as a grassland and the changing nature of mesquite populations within it. The nature of how this change effects wildlife is also discussed. WSARE Brush Management Workshop 1...
Published: 2018
Mark Heitlinger discusses the significance of the Santa Rita region. Mark provides historic information that illustrates the significance of the range and it's importance to the research mission of the University of Arizona. WSARE Brush...
Published: 2018
Mark Heitlinger discusses the significance of the Santa Rita region. Mark provides historic information that illustrates the significance of the range and it's importance to the research mission of the University of Arizona. WSARE Brush...
Published: 2017
Over the last 100 years, woody species have invaded grassland around the globe.Dr. Steven Archer at the University of Arizona is working to understand the potential of grasslands to be invaded so that land owners and the public can better allocate...
Published: 2017
Fire used to be as natural on the landscape as rain. After years of fire suppression, the vegetation on the landscape has shifted. In Arizona, places like Altar Valley have found that a unique group of conservationists, landowners and federal...
Published: 2018
A series of 3 workshops on brush management funded by WSARE. Links to presentations, handouts and videos.
Published: 2006
Technical Reference 1737-20. BLM/ST/ST-06/002+1737.
Published: 2017
The Carson National Forest’s Wild Horse Adoption Program, focuses on why the adoption program exists and the value it brings to the public.
Published: 2017
The Carson National Forest’s Wild Horse Adoption Program focuses on the unique benefits of adopting a wild horse.
Published: 2017
The Carson National Forest’s Wild Horse Adoption Program, focuses on the unique rewards and challenges of adopting an ungentled wild horse.
Published: 2017
The Carson National Forest’s Wild Horse Adoption Program focuses on the adoption of a wild horse named Cinch.
Published: 2017
Published: 2017
The Carson National Forest's Wild horse adoption program, focusing on the Forest Service’s efforts to preserve wild horses in the west.
Published: 2017
Learn about Wyoming's wild horse population and management issues with keeping the population at a level where horses and livestock can survive. To learn more, visit the Wyoming Rangelands page at http://uwyoextension.org/uwrange/
Published: 2017
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension participated in cooperative efforts to monitor rangeland recovery and assess forage availability after the Wallow Fire that provided critical information supporting the Forest Service’s decision to...
Published: 2004
2003 Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station Research Report
Published: 2017
The Great Basin Fire Science Exchange connects land managers and scientists to improve pre- and post-fire management decisions by providing relevant information and access to technical expertise. This project is one of 15 regional Fire Science...
Published: 2016
Land managers are responsible for developing effective strategies for conserving and restoring Great Basin ecosystems in the face of invasive species, conifer expansion, and altered fire regimes. A warming climate is magnifying the effects of these...
Published: 2016
Purpose: To outline important considerations and options for post-fire seeding, including the selection of seed mixes and seeding equipment for restoring sagebrush communities following fire. The emphasis is on lower-elevation communities where...
Published: 2015
Purpose: To discuss consequences and options for woody plant fuel reduction in Wyoming big sagebrush plant communities of the Intermountain West.
Published: 2015
Purpose: To provide land managers with information that can help them identify different aspen types, assess the condition of aspen stands, and prioritize stands for restoration using appropriate treatments
Published: 2015
Purpose: To provide an overview of the immediate and short-term hydrologic impacts of fire on infiltration, runoff, and erosion by water, and of the effectiveness of various mitigation treatments in the reduction of runoff and erosion in the years...
Published: 2015
Purpose: To provide land managers with state-of-the-art information on the establishment of big sagebrush through direct seeding.
Published: 2015
Purpose: To define wildland fuels and review some of the approaches used to assess fuel loads in Great Basin ecosystems. Assessing wildland fuel loading is important for quantifying potential fire hazards, for monitoring the effectiveness of fuel...
Published: 2015
Purpose: Bareroot or container seedlings can be used to quickly re-establish big sagebrush and other native shrubs in situations where direct seeding is not feasible or unlikely to succeed. Guidelines are provided for developing a planting plan and...
Published: 2015
Purpose: To provide guidelines for maintaining productive sagebrush steppe communities in grazed areas after fire. The focus is on plant communities that, prior to fire, were largely intact and had an understory of native perennial herbaceous...